Elo (Extended Learning Opportunity) project rubric



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ELO (Extended Learning Opportunity) PROJECT RUBRIC

Student: Arianna Vailas

Evaluator: ____________________________

Student’s Learning Goal

Arianna will conduct a study of dystopian fiction over the course of the summer, by reading, writing, reflecting on, viewing, analyzing, and conducting research on this specified topic. She will focus on answering the question “Why, in literature, do seemingly perfect societies fail?” with her studies.



Related Core Competency

Student’s Interim Measurable Goals

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1. Students will understand that reading fluently with understanding and appreciation is essential for them to succeed as learners, both in school and throughout their lives, and to become contributing members of society.

  • Arianna will read Thomas More’s Utopia.

  • Arianna will read The Handmaid’s Tale and A Brave New World, and review 1984 and The Giver.

  • Arianna will read the short stories, “The Lottery” and “Harrison Bergeron.”

  • Arianna will read a variety of literary criticisms on the works she read.




2. Students will understand that through writing for a variety of purposes and audiences they can transmit information and construct and communicate ideas for academic, personal, occupational, and public uses.

  • Arianna will write a research paper comparing The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, and The Giver to Thomas More’s nonfiction, classical work, Utopia. She will use critical research to assist her writing.

  • Arianna will write weekly in a photo journal with captions, documenting her progress and reflections on the study.

  • Arianna will write weekly journal entries, documenting her process, frustrations, and conclusions.




Related Core Competency

Student’s Interim Measurable Goals

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3. Students will understand that speaking purposefully and articulately, and listening and viewing attentively and critically, are essential to becoming confident, responsible, adaptive, and fluent communicators.

  • Arianna will visit Shaker Village to observe the history of a past utopian society.

  • Arianna will watch Gattaca and V for Vendetta.

  • Arianna will correspond weekly, either by email or in person, with Ms. Sears to check her progress and receive feedback on what she has done.

  • Arianna will meet weekly with Ms. Verkuilen-Chevalier to review her research and to learn more about the research process.

  • Arianna will present her findings to a panel of H.Q. teachers.




4. Students will understand that interpreting and critically analyzing classic and contemporary literature will lead to an appreciation for the universality of the human experience and a better understanding of themselves and others.

  • Arianna will read Thomas More’s Utopia.

  • Arianna will read The Handmaid’s Tale, and review 1984 and The Giver.

  • Arianna will read the short stories, “The Lottery” and “Harrison Bergeron.”




5. Students will understand that reading nonfiction and informational texts is an essential means of acquiring, constructing, and expressing knowledge in all school subjects and in succeeding in educational, occupational, civic, social, and everyday settings.

  • Arianna will read a variety of literary criticisms on the works she read.

  • Arianna will read the Canterbury Shaker Village informational materials.

  • Arianna will research the topics of dystopian and utopian literature.




6. Students will understand that current and future learning skills and tools are needed to become active and productive citizens in our global community.

  • Arianna will keep a portfolio in which she will put everything that she completes for her study.

  • Arianna will correspond with a research librarian, who will be her community mentor, in order to appropriately direct her studies.

  • Arianna will reflect on the society she lives in.




Related Core Competency

Student’s Interim Measurable Goals

Score

7. Students will understand that the skills of effectively gathering, organizing, and evaluating are essential in order to critically process and effectively use information.

  • Arianna will write a research paper comparing The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, and The Giver to Thomas More’s nonfiction, classical work, Utopia. She will use critical research to assist her writing.

  • Arianna will create an outline of her research.

  • Arianna will keep a portfolio in which she will put everything that she completes for her study.

  • Arianna will correspond with a research librarian, who will be her community mentor, in order to appropriately direct her studies.







8. Students will understand that it is necessary to practice the critical thinking skills of analyzing, comparing, categorizing, and classifying, identifying cause and effect, problem solving, persuading, empathizing, synthesizing, interpreting, evaluating, communicating, and applying.

  • Arianna will write a research paper comparing The Handmaid’s Tale, 1984, and The Giver to Thomas More’s nonfiction, classical work, Utopia. She will use critical research to assist her writing.

  • Arianna will write an analytical paper on Gattaca and V for Vendetta, explaining why they are classified as dystopian fiction.





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